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October 20, 2023

Caribbean leaders and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, have wrapped up their two-day Canada-CARICOM Summit with a commitment to fight climate change, grow strong economies and strengthen regional security.

While stressing that ties between Canadians and the region run deep, Prime Minister Trudeau says his government is strengthening its relationship.

He announced plans to create new opportunities for businesses and workers and a provision of funds to support renewable energy.

It was announced Canada will be expanding the Commonwealth Caribbean Countries Tariff Programme, which gives countries in the region duty-free trade access to the Canadian market and reiterated a commitment to implement a new foreign labour programme for agriculture and fish processing under its Temporary Foreign Worker Programme.

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